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Megson queries Wenger snub

03 Dec 2009 - 10:52:26

Bolton Wanderers boss Gary Megson has added to the criticism of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for refusing to shake hands with Mark Hughes following the 3-0 Carling Cup defeat at Manchester City.

Wenger and Hughes exchanged words during the game at Eastlands and the Frenchman headed down the tunnel without the customary hand-shake at the final whistle.

Megson commented: "In my view you can do whatever you want, say whatever you like during the game, but after the game you should shake hands - even if you don't particularly mean it.

"You should shake hands because people are watching and will draw their own conclusions if you don't. I don't think that is particularly good on Arsene's part.

"What we have to do as managers is realise that although it might not be a great big thing that someone doesn't shake hands with another, the impact is huge, so everybody should do it.

"There are times where you might feel hurt about whatever has gone on or been said, but I do feel that at the end of it you just shake hands and then go down the tunnel.

"You might not mean it, but I think it's a lot easier to deal with afterwards even if you don't get on too well with the person you have just shaken hands with, as opposed to not doing it at all."


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